Archive for September, 2011

Summer’s Last Monarch

Last monarch

In addition to the black swallowtails, we were also fortunate enough to raise a few monarchs this summer.  This was the last one to emerge and I got a picture of him warming up in the morning sun before starting his journey to Mexico.


Putting berries up

The last of the summer’s berries have been put up for the winter.  It feels good to be tied to the cycle of the seasons.

Deadly Mantis

deadly mantis

Not the giant mantis of B movie fame, but still pretty alien looking.   We have had a number of these hanging around the garden for the last week.  It is mating season and this large female has attracted a couple of suitors.  Be careful guys.